Michelin chef opens Taisteal Restaurant in Stockbridge

Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig, who trained with Roux brothers, launched his new venture in Stockbridge with family, friends and guests on 11 Jan 2016. 

Taisteal, gaelic for journey or to travel, is the new name over the door on the authentic wooden signage of the former Field Grill House in Stockbridge.

After four years Mr Craig bought out his two partners to relaunch the restaurant with a concept that he has been developing for several years. Inspired by his own travels abroad and recipes from around the world, he hopes to present some of these flavours. 

He trained in some of the UK’s best restaurants, including the three Michelin-starred Waterside Inn, The Peat Inn and The Plumed Horse. He honed his skills whilst working under the direction of Roux Brothers in London.

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Thanks to Terry Murden of The Daily Business Group

Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig of Taisteal

Kestin Hare wins 'Retailer of the Year' at The Scottish Fashion Awards

Stockbridge Local's Latest scotsman.com Column, by Rachel Davidson

Nestled in Stockbridge his original store, which opened in 2014 also houses a small design team.  Kestin's floral print Tynemouth shirt was worn by Tinie Tempah and Spud (Ewen Bremnar) on the current Trainspotting 2 poster, just released.  Kestin quoted: 

"In Stockbridge we are surrounded by some of the best independent stores, cafes and restaurants in the city.  Together we are the best place to hang out and shop in Edinburgh". Picture from The Scotsman. 

Kestin Hare wins 'Retailer of the Year' at The Scottish Fashion Awards

What's Old, What's New & What's on Stockbridge - Second Stockbridge Local column in The Scotsman

Stockbridge Local talks about the inspiration of their logo from the original Stockbridge Market arch and what's new and on in Stockbridge published on The Scotsman's 'Lifestyle' section and The Edinburgh Evening News 'Inspire Me' section and their social media pages. 

Click here to see the second column, published 8 Sep.   

Picture - Chandra Isenberg 

Picture - Chandra Isenberg 

Willow Boutique comes to Raeburn Place

New to Raeburn Place – stunningly decorated in contemporary grey - a haven for baby-wear, children's toys, books, beautiful gifts, jewellery and womenswear.  Inspired by traditional toy shops from the owners’ own childhoods, children can spend their pocket money while parents can treat themselves or others.

Picture - Chandra Isenberg

Willow Boutique


Armstrong's of Stockbridge - A Whopping 163kg Yellow Fin Tuna has landed

Armstrong’s of Stockbridge supplies top quality produce by only sourcing fish from trawlers who are certified by the “Responsible Fishing Scheme.”  A whopping 163kg Yellow Fin Tuna, rarely caught in the North Sea arrived on 24 Aug.  Armstrong’s hope to create 100kg of fresh Tuna loin and a donation will be made to Marie Curie for every steak sold.  

Click here to get an exclusive 60% off with Stockbridge Local until 27 Aug - 1kg (4 steaks approx) for an amazing £11 instead of £27.50

Armstrong's of Stockbridge   - 80 Raeburn Pl, Edinburgh EH4 1HH

Armstrong's of Stockbridge - 80 Raeburn Pl, Edinburgh EH4 1HH

Kenji Sushi - opens in Stockbridge, in time for the Festival, August 2016

A tiny but stunning Japanese restaurant.  They offer a relaxing dining experience with traditional Japanese tatami seating.  Perfect for a business lunch, romantic dinner or a catch-up with family and friends.  Free WiFi, children accompanied with an adult permitted until 11pm.  

Click here to WIN a meal for 2 plus wine at quirky Kenji Sushi (worth £50 - ends 31 Aug) - exclusively with Stockbridge Local.

Kenji Sushi     - 42 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh,  EH3 5AL

Kenji Sushi - 42 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh,  EH3 5AL

Good Brothers Wine Bar - opens Summer of 2016 in Stockbridge

Passionate about great food and wine, brothers Rory and Graeme source delicious natural and biodynamic wines from wine-making practices that are carried out with love and care and they regularly change their food menu using the current season's top produce.  Free WiFi, Dog-friendly, licensed for take-away wine.  Until 10pm, children over 5 permitted when eating with an adult over 18 years old.  

Click here to WIN a meal for 2 plus wine at the fine Good Brothers Wine Bar (worth £75 - ends 31 Aug) - exclusively with Stockbridge Local.

Good Brothers Wine Bar   - 4-6 Dean Street, Edinburgh,  EH4 1LW

Good Brothers Wine Bar - 4-6 Dean Street, Edinburgh,  EH4 1LW

Out of the Box comes to Inverleith Park

Ben and wife Jemma were inspired to set up a quirky offering after living in Stockbridge and seeing business potential in Inverleith Park and opened up 'Out of the Box Edinburgh', in June 2016.  The park's first ever cafe serves grilled sandwiches, cakes and artisan coffee, is open daily 9am-5pm and operated out of a converted horse box.  They even have a hot chocolate named after the vintage box’s former occupant – a racehorse called Enzo.  It is fully portable and can also be hired for weddings and other events.  Read what Ben had to say to The Edinbugh Evening News.  

Get a cake for £1 with any cuppa purchased, simply quote STOCKBRIDGE LOCAL.